Modern technologies, such as multi-color flow cytometry analysis and cell sorting are increasingly influencing the status of scientific research as an essential resource.

In 1999, a core facility for flow cytometry was created at the institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene (MIH), under former director Prof. H. Wagner and initially supervised by Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Schiemann

In 2015, Prof. Dietmar Zehn, appointed to the Science Center in Weihenstephan started his own analytical center for flow cytometry as Chair of Animal Physiology and Immunology (LTI).

To organize both locations in a higher-level structured cytometry platform at the TUM, CyTUM arose, combining both units CyTUM-MIH and CyTUM-LTI in a synergy that provides a wide variety of flow cytometry cell analyzers and sorters to users across the bigger area of Munich.

Together with the head of MIH, Prof. Dirk H. Busch, these partners developed a conceptual agreement for handling equipment and organizational procedures, as described in our “Concept and Terms of use”

During the last decade, CyTUM also steadily established a cross-collaboration with the “Immune Monitoring, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany" as well as the Core Facility Cell Analysis at the TranslaTUM, Munich.

Head of CyTUM: Dr. rer. nat. Immanuel Andrä

Operators: Katharina Hofmann, Corinne Angerpointner